Annual Oli Day returns to remember a Chapel friend and sportsman

The sixth annual Oli Day in Chapel-en-le-Frith raised �2,400 for local organisations. The day is in memory of local man Oliver Everall, who was killed in a car crash on the A6 near Lyme Park in 2007. Photo contributed.
The sixth annual Oli Day in Chapel-en-le-Frith raised �2,400 for local organisations. The day is in memory of local man Oliver Everall, who was killed in a car crash on the A6 near Lyme Park in 2007. Photo contributed.

The seventh annual Oli Day in memory of Chapel-en-le-Frith man Oliver Everall will take place at the end of the month.

Oliver died in February 2007 after a car accident on the A6 near Lyme Park.

To continue on the memory of the keen sportsman Oli Day will be raising money for the Oliver Everall trust fund, money from which is distributed to local good causes and charities.

Organiser Andrew Hill said: “This May we are holding our annual Oli Day which has become a huge annual charity event and one which we hope will continue for many years to come.”

The event will be at Chapel Town’s Football ground Rowton Park from 12 noon until 5pm on Sunday, May 29.

Andrew said: “It’s a fun day for all the family and has something for everyone. There will be an adults 6 a side football tournament with 12 teams from across the High Peak competing.”

There will be plenty of other events including a bouncy castle for the youngsters; barbecues; a beer tent along with a tombola and raffles.

When the days events have finished the entertainment will continue with live music, karaoke and disco’s in the Market Place’s pubs.

Twelve teams are needed for the football tournament with a minimum of six and a maximum of nine players per team. Games are eight minutes each way with roll on roll off substitutes. All teams must have paid the entry fee of £25 by May 20 to Andrew Hill, Chandlers Estates, 10-12 Market Place, Chapel-en-le-Frith.

Referees and stewards are also needed to help out. Contact Andrew on 07929 346853.